Tuesday, November 20, 2007

LOST? Well, not yet...

Can you believe that our president and the Congress might just be willing to give up the United States' sovereignty to the United Nations? Courtesy of the UN and their "Law of the Sea Treaty" (LOST), our government just might be ready to sign over our sovereignty. Scary, isn't it?

... "This treaty is an affront to American national sovereignty. It would give the United Nations authority over much of the world's oceans, including the power to regulate and tax deep-sea mining, and redistribute the proceeds to Third World governments. Moreover, its "hortatory language" provisions are a loaded weapon that activist trial lawyers could easily wield to force the U.S. to adopt laws that the American people's elected representatives otherwise would not." ...

[Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute]

By supporting something as heinous as this treaty, President Bush continues to alienate the true Conservative base. As with illegal immigration, the president is simply on the wrong side of the issue. I really don't understand how any Republican could even CONSIDER this treaty! Of course, since President Bush is not up for re-election next year it's no skin off his back; however, it certainly will be for any Republican that goes along with the President's push to get this treaty through Congress.

Smart Americans have been fighting against LOST since Ronald Reagan's first term in office. Take a few minutes to educate yourself on The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) using the videos below. To read more in depth information, visit the
Competitive Enterprise Institute.

(For the record, Senator McConnell has come out against this treaty recently. It's so nice to have him back on the Right side of issues again!)

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